Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur’s Cookbook (2016)
Author: Janice Poon
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Titan Books
Source: Provided by publisher for a fair and honest review
Genre(s): Non-fiction, cooking
Review Spoilers: Low
From Hannibal’s table to yours, Feeding Hannibal gives fans of the hit show a chance to recreate some of the elegant meals seen on the show – hopefully without people as the main ingredient. Penned by food design guru and all around lovely lady Janice Poon, Feeding Hannibal provides recipes, stunning images, cooking tips, and excellent behind-the-scenes stories from the set. This book is a must-have for any fannibal’s kitchen.
Every recipe was lovingly handcrafted by Janice Poon, who did all of the food design on the show. After starting a blog of the same name, in order to share her recipes and sketches, individuals began to approach her about making a cookbook modeled after the show. With a little bit of persuasion, and a lot of positive feedback on her blog from fans of the show, Janice took the plunge and helped put together this beautiful hard cover cookbook that will delight dinner guests and cooks alike.
From the protein scramble Hannibal gives Will when he shows up at his home, to a hunk of Eddie Izzards’ leg, Feeding Hannibal leaves no stone unturned as it gives readers the chance to recreate any and all meals they may have seen on the show. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a novice just starting out, this particular cookbook caters to all levels and gives everyone a chance to participate in the beauty of food creation.
Honestly, even if you are not a cook, having a copy of this full color, hard cover masterpiece will still impress guests with the other content held within. It includes many of Janice’s original sketches which gave way to the food seen on the show and provides fans with a peek behind the curtain as she regales readers with stories from the set. Whether we are talking about Mads’ affinity for juggling, or the profound symbolic meaning behind the meals, there is something for every fannibal tucked away in this book.
Sparing no detail, the work Janice and Titan Books did on Feeding Hannibal makes it worth every penny you might spend on it. Whether you buy it for yourself or for the fannibal in your life, you cannot go wrong with this book. Check it out on Titan Books’ website and pick up your copy today!